A Merry Medieval Madrigal Feast and Dinner Show

Live Oak Theatre Company’s “A Merry Medieval Madrigal Feast” dinner show, featuring the Faith EPC Choir, the Justify Drama Team and Live Oak Theatre Company will be held at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville, FL 34601. The dinner show will be held on Dec. 9, and 10. The Friday performance begins at 7:30 pm and Saturday performances are at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

Thanksgiving Happenings 2016


There are always so many wonderful ways local businesses and organizations give thanks and celebrate on Thanksgiving. Here are a few of them.

• Taipei Taipei in Brooksville is providing a free outdoor buffet for all to enjoy. The buffet will be comprised of his top ten dishes. Taipei Taipei is located at: 322 N Broad St; Brooksville, FL 34601-3805. The event will take place between 12 and 3PM on Thanksgiving Day. The owner of Taipei Taipei states, "Thanksgiving is a time for family. You are my family. We deeply grateful (sic) for the life we"

Young Artist Raises Awareness of Mental Illness

Mental illness is something that impacts and affects more individuals than one may realize. Whether it’s a neighbor, a friend or the stranger walking past you in the street, chances are there are a number of individuals around you at any given moment who are fighting an internal battle. That battle may be depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or other mental illness.

In fact, the CDC reported that from 2009-2012, more than 1 in 20 individuals ages 12 and older “reported current depression (moderate or severe depressive symptoms in the past 2 weeks).”

Challenger K-8 Honors Veterans

photo by Michelle Salazar

On Thursday, November 10th Challenger K8 School of Math and Science held their annual Veterans Day Concert. The performance was a joint venture between the middle school band and the chorus, which is comprised of 4th-8th grade students. Music teacher Richard Gomez and band director Michelle McCarthy did a great job of putting this show together. Gomez himself is a Veteran of the Navy and enthusiastic about getting children to have good role models. He explains “Athletes are entertainers, but Veterans are heroes.”

PHSC exhibit highlights the art aspect of architecture

photography by Elizabeth Dentato

Matthew Kurtz beside his piece on display at STEMworks.

When the word, “art,” is mentioned, many people may automatically think of painting, music, drawing, and so on. But, architecture can also be seen as a form of art. Not only does it takes imagination to create new and innovative designs and artistic talent to bring those ideas to life, but it can also be used to express or capture feelings.

All Ye that Labor...

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
-Matt. 11:28 (KJV)

Rest and relaxation.

We all need it from time to time, whether from doing hard physical labor or from mental exertion and stress.

When you have exercised on that “treadmill of life,” God invites us to come to Him and He promises to give us His rest.

What is this “rest” that God is talking about that He wants to give us?

It is His restorative healing power of whatever we need at that moment, whether physical or mental.

The kind of rest that restores our soul and body.

A Veteran's story of duty, bravery and survival continues


This story is written by WWII Veteran and POW Charles 'Chas.' Looper, who grew up in the Lake Lindsey area, near Brooksville. Looper writes about his 27th and last mission which was a part of Battle of the Bulge. His unit was flying P-47's over Luxembourg when he was shot down in enemy territory. This is the second of two segments.ond of two segments.

Special Olympics Hernando takes four gold medals in the 2016 Fall Classic!


Photos courtesy of Rhonda Coleman

Special Olympics Hernando Softball Skills,(l-r) Coach Glen, Nick, Kyle, Ketih, Blake, Jimmy and Coach Jim

Special Olympics Hernando takes four gold medals in the 2016 Fall Classic!
On November 12 and 13, Hernando County Special Olympics athletes traveled to Orlando to compete in the 2016 Fall Classic at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.


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